Call for Artist Submissions

Call for Artist Submissions

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 11.00pm

Critical Mass is offering two socially-engaged sound artists with an opportunity to create and develop immersive soundscape experiences played through a GPS-guided walking app in Port Hope.

The project will begin this October (2020) and must be ready for a March 2021 beta launch.

The total stipend awarded to a selected artist is $7,500 (for up to 115 hours of community research, admin, and project development) with 50% paid at the start of the project and 50% upon conclusion. The budget includes an agreement for a 10 year license. Please note that artists will require their own equipment and materials, and/or cover any rental fees required.

This 2020 soundscape project is the first of its kind in Port Hope and has been created to provide professional sound artists with the opportunity to animate Port Hope cultural and heritage spaces with immersive sound art experiences for a mobile audio walking tour.

The goal of this project is to enrich how locals and visitors alike experience Port Hope’s identity, by using smartphone geolocation capabilities to explore the town’s landmarks and local stories.

Selected artists will work with the community to co-curate and produce compelling, art-forward auditory interpretations of space. Artists will also work closely with our Program Director and an app developer to ensure the app is art-forward and will meet the artist’s needs as set out in the initial scope of the project.

Learn more about the Critical Mass Soundscape Project in our 2020 Soundscape Project Overview.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

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